Robert Pattinson Smashed $10,000 Vintage Camera on 'Life' Movie Set? (VIDEO)

(PHOTO) Reuters/Mario AnzuoniActor Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson reportedly smashed a $10,000 vintage camera on the set of his new film "Life" recently.

The British actor, 27, began filming "Life," a movie which chronicles Magnum photographer Dennis Stock's real life friendship with legendary actor James Dean, in Toronto Canada in recent months. Filming recently moved to Los Angeles where he accidentally dropped the retro camera and yelled "whoops," according to Showbiz Spy.

"Rob quickly started scooping up the broken pieces, apologizing profusely," a source told Showbiz Spy.

"He was given another vintage camera, but this time the director made him wear a neck strap and as soon as the scene ended, a prop person ran up and snatched back the antique!" the insider revealed.

Pattinson was photographed in character mode while shooting scenes at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood last week. He portrays Stock in the movie, which is set in 1955 and stars Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi.

Later in the week the actor filmed scenes at Hollywood's Pantage Theatre where he debuted a clean-shaven look and sported a black and white suit on set. He kept a firm grip on the replacement antique camera to prevent another accident.

On Wednesday the "Twilight" actor will reportedly attend his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart's 24th birthday in Los Angeles.

"Rob is back in town and he's super psyched to spend some quality time with Kristen," an alleged friend of Pattinson's told

"He just arrived to film some scenes for the movie 'Life,' which he was working on in Toronto," the insider explained.

The exes split last year due to trust issues stemming from Stewart's affair with a married man however they are said to be on friendly terms.

"It's been like four months since they've seen each other. He wanted to make sure he was in L.A. for Kristen's birthday," the insider explained.